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Published: 15 Jan 2022. Updated: 7 months.

Free improviser Fred Van Hove has died at the age of 84

The free-improvising pianist Fred Van Hove from Belgium has died at the age of 84. He had been suffering from dementia in his later years and passed away after a long illness. Highly regarded in free circles for his work with Han Bennink and …

Published: 15 Jan 2022. Updated: 7 months.

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The free-improvising pianist Fred Van Hove from Belgium has died at the age of 84. He had been suffering from dementia in his later years and passed away after a long illness.

Highly regarded in free circles for his work with Han Bennink and Peter Brötzmann (on the German's classic Machine Gun for instance) van Hove's records stretching back to the 1960s appeared on such labels as MPS, Vogel, FMP, Nato, BV Haast and Slam.

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